County Collecting Paint at No Charge Saturday, Pre-Registration Required

A press release from the McHenry County Department of Public Health: MCDH to hold residential paint recycling event Pre-register to drop off used paint on October 21 WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) will hold a single … Continue reading

Chris Kennedy Coming to MCC Oct. 18th

Another candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor is coming to McHenry County. Chris Kennedy will speak at the McHenry County College auditorium on Wednesday, October 18th. In addition, candidates seeking to oppose incumbent Republican Peter Roskam will speak. Doors … Continue reading

McSweeney Points to Pork in “Compromise” Bill

From State Rep. David McSweeney: I was shocked to see Senator Bill Brady’s recently filed SB 2216 [see more examples than listed below], which is described as “FY 18 Member Initiatives.” Special earmarks lead to wasteful spending and potentially corruption. I … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

McHenry County Dental Clinic Closes

A press release from McHenry County: McHenry County Department of Health Dental Clinic Closes doors Operations ceased effective July 26  WOODSTOCK IL –   Effective Tuesday, July 26, the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) Dental Clinic ceased operations and is … Continue reading

County Board Looks for Three for Board of Health

A press release from the McHenry County Board: The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from INDIVIDUALS, NURSES and PHYSICIANS interested in appointment to the McHENRY COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH. Three three-year terms are available with terms which will expire on June 30, … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Continues Exmination of Health Department

Below is County Board candidate Ersel Schuster’s example III of IV – “Veterinary Public Health,” division of the McHenry County Department of Health as presented to the county board in “A Document Proposing Reductions for McHenry County Government.” This installment … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Looks at the Health Department

Ersel Schuster, former McHenry County Board member and candidate this year in District 6, offers another installment of her analysis of county government. Illustration IV offers example “2- Nursing Division” McHenry County Health Dept.” as presented in: “A Document Proposing … Continue reading

Annual 2 1/4% Raises for Animal Control Employees

Negotiations with the SEIU Local 73 McHenry County Health Department employees have been completed. The previous contract expired in November of 2014.  Being considered by County Officials is a four-year contract. The details, except for the estimate total cost each … Continue reading

Provenzano Froths on Dental Audit Supression

Here is the comment that McHenry County Finance Committee member Nick Provenzano wrote under the article about the County Board’s pending vote to allow the public to see the Veterans dental care audit: Audits are completed by the Auditor [Pam … Continue reading

Should Misdeeds Uncovered by Internal Audits Be Made Public?

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer is again hesitant to share misdeeds of others with the public. The first time around it was an audit of the Nunda Township Senior Bus program. I had to ask Nunda Township for a copy … Continue reading

Illinois Policy Institute Gives Three Reason to Reject Obamacare Sign-Up Money

Illinois Policy Institute Director of Health Policy Naomi Lopez Bauman has written an article about the 10-10 rejection of over $500,000 of Obamacare navigator money by the McHenry County Board. It’s topical because there is going to be a re-vote … Continue reading

CL Restaurant Sanitation Ratings – The Pizza Place – X-Treme Wheels

Restaurant customers may be on the verge of being able to figure out how clean their favorite establishment is. The Public Health Committee of the McHenry County Board discussed making the Health Department’s quarterly inspections much more friendly to those … Continue reading

Rating CL Restaurants on Cleanliness – Kumi Sishi – Pizza Hut

This is page three of the spreadsheet of sanitation rankings of Crystal Lake restaurants. The most recent inspection and the one before it have been listed by the McHenry County Department of Public Health. Making the results of these inspection … Continue reading

Get Rid of Unused Prescriptions Saturday

The press release below from the McHenry County Department of Public Health lists where you can turn in unused prescription drugs this Saturday. You may remember that Democratic Party Coroner candidate David Bachmann surfaced the idea in Ocbober, 2007, in … Continue reading